FDPD investigate Christmas Eve shootings

The Fort Dodge Police Department is investigating four incidents on Christmas Eve.

In two incidents, FDPD Chief Tim Carmody said three people had to be taken to the hospital for gunshot wounds.

At 8:28 p.m., officers responded to Trinity Regional Medical Center where Christina Schlief, 23, of Fort Dodge, was being treated for a gunshot wound to her hip area. She reported walking north in the 200 block of Ninth Street when she heard a “pop.” Her injuries were described as not life-threatening.

More than an hour later, at 9:54 p.m., officers were called to 120 S. 14th St. after receiving a report of a shooting. When they arrived, they found Jeremy Terrell, 25, and Tajuan Richard, 23, both of Omaha, Neb., suffering from gunshot wounds. Terrell was treated at TRMC for a gunshot wound to his back and right shoulder area and released. Richard was initially taken to Trinity but then transported to a Des Moines hospital for further treatment for gunshot wounds to his upper thigh and lower back. Carmody said it didn’t appear Richard’s injuries were life-threatening.

In addition, officers are also looking into two reports of shots fired at 1128 10th Ave. S.W. Linda McDonald, who lives in the home, reported hearing gunshots at both 7:37 p.m. and 10:08 p.m. The first time officers found damage to the back porch, and the second time McDonald reported hearing shots fired in front of her house. Nobody was injured during either incident.

Carmody said investigators believe “most, if not all of these incidents are connected.” Police are also looking to see if there’s any connection with a call of shots fired reported Monday night at 811 Fourth Ave. N. Nobody was hurt in that incident.

Anybody with information is asked to contact the Fort Dodge Police Department at 573-1426 or Webster County Crime Stoppers at 573-1444.